My road in life has taken me all over.
In high school I felt internationally ignorant - an Italian girlfriend & wealthy boss confirmed this.
I promised myself I would travel to a new country every year for the rest of my life. My own eyes.
Then Sept 11 happened. I skipped out on a Sumatra surf trip and refocused on education.
Studying international biz at a local community college & catering for the wealthiest families in SD.
In 2002, I went to Indonesia, learning the truth behind happiness. I've honored my promise ever since.
Education stuck. I transferred to UCSD for my undergrad / masters. Leisure travel matured to work.
I've lived & worked in Brazil, attended UN climate negotiations, taught sustainability in Australia.
After working for the richest & poorest families in the world, my perspective on happiness runs deep.
Keep following my journey



I have my own consulting business for organizations and companies, domestic and international.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

The beauty of my job is that I don't have a typical work day. My life and my work are atypical. In one week, I can be working with an Australian startup trying to open in California. The next, I am helping a Brazilian NGO share climate change experiences with Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (right now). Hope this helps.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Try to use school projects as an opportunity to work with your favorite heroes, brands, & causes. Stop writing papers that you don't like and only your professor, TA, & mom read. Tell your teachers you are working on lab-to-market skills that will help you develop a portfolio, discover your passions, & network w / potential future clients / employers. Be respectful, but with a touch of irreverence. Remember, the promise of the American Dream has changed: college credit means less than creativity.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"How tall are you? Are you married? How much money do you make?"

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student